WRITING & READING RESOURCES

WRITING SITES

My writing blog at DeeScribe Writing where I provide writing tips every Tuesday, talk about what I’m working on and share the writer’s life.

 

Teaching Authors is a site full of great tips and activities for writers of all ages.

It is run by six children’s book authors with a wide range (and many years of experience) teaching writing to children, teens and adults.

They also have a special page just for competitions for young writers. Find it here. Please note that the links provided by  Teaching Authors on their “Markets For Young Writers” page are provided as a resource and do not indicate an endorsement of any of the sites or their programs.

 

Writing Prompts every Monday
Bigfoot and his cryptid friends recommend books and interview authors on their blog, BIGFOOT READS. On Mondays, Norman the Half-Invisible Turtle posts writing prompts and invites writers to send him their results. The following week, he posts his favorites.
Toasted Cheese has a writing prompt for every day of the week plus lots of other great info for writers. There are articles, support, exercises and all sorts of resources.
Creative Kids Tales is a site for Australian emerging children’s authors and illustrators. We bring together creative people who love to write or illustrate children’s short stories, poems or chapter books. With a growing variety of talent under the one site, we offer publishers, agents and manuscript services a smorgasbord of talent just waiting to be sampled. We offer tips, contacts, a comprehensive publishers listing, competition information, Pitch ya book! and upcoming events – everything a children’s writer might need on their journey to publication.
If you are an Australian ‘emerging’ children’s author or illustrator then drop us an email info@creativekidstales.com.au. Each month we add more valuable tools to assist you. Visit us at www.creativekidstales.com.au to discover just how easy it is to become part of the Creative Kids Tales family.  Creative Kids Tales now has a fortnightly radio show too, The Author’s Shelf on 2SSR 99.7FM or via the 2SSR.com.au website.
KIDLIT411 is for everyone who writes or illustrates children’s books, whether they are just starting out on the journey or are already published. It is a gathering place for all the really great kid-lit information. We’ve weeded out the bad stuff, and only left you with the best. You can pretty much bet that if it’s listed on our site, it’s worth a look.

LITERACY & WRITING

The Book Chook blog shares snippets from the wonderful world and words of kids’ literacy, learning and literature.

It is run by Susan Stephenson, writer, editor, teacher and book reviewer. Susan is passionate about helping kids write and she loves to find and share useful educational resources with parents, teachers and librarians.. The Book Chook has great writing tips and activities on the ‘writing’ page of her blog.

WRITING NEWSLETTERS & PUBLICATIONS

PASS IT ON – is the weekly Australian networking e-zine for everyone and anyone interested in the Children’s Book Industry.

At less than $1.00 per week PIO keeps you up to date with current industry news such as writing competitions, relevant workshops,publishers seeking manuscripts, special events, opportunities, book reviews, useful books, websites and blogs. PIO is a place to learn your craft, a place to ask questions and a place to get to know fellow Children’s Book lovers.

If you’re starting out or if you would like to feel more connected PASS IT ON is for you.

Contact Jackie Hosking at jackiehosking@bigpond.com or visit the blog www.jackiehoskingpio.wordpress.com to find out how to subscribe to the e-zine that you can’t afford to miss.

Buzz Words  e-zine provides illustrators and writers for children with writing tips, competitions, opportunities, markets, interviews and more. Buzz Words Books (www.buzzwordsmagazine.blogspot.com ) hosts blog tours and features reviews of children’s and YA books.

BOOK REVIEW SITES
Kids Book Review is a voluntary children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally. We cover news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, events, specialist literacy articles and much more, attracting readers from all over the world including teachers, librarians, industry professionals and of course – parents and kids. Our hard work and passion for great content makes us one of the most respected literary sites on the web. www.kids-bookreview.com
Aussiereviews is an independent, Australian website which reviews books of all genres and for all age groups. Since it was set up in 2001 it has reviewed well over two thousand books. Owned and run by author Sally Murphy, you can  search books by category, or by author or illustrator. You can visit Aussiereviews at www.aussiereviews.com

If you have a website for young writers or know of a great link, please let me know and I’ll add it to this site. Email Dee *At*deescribe*Dot*com*Dot*au

 

 

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